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March 18 Board Briefing

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The Douglas County Board of Education convened for business at 5 p.m. on March 18, 2014 for a special meeting. The Board conducted business items and engaged public comment from a crowd of students, parents, teachers, and community members. The live stream of board meetings can be found on the official DCSD Livestream channel at

Public Comment

The Board engaged in public comment with members of the community.

Action Items

Board of Education members discussed the nominations of finalists for the Director District F Board of Education vacancy. Directors named Rich Robbins, Franceen Thompson, David Ray, Shaylee Holland, Gary Colley, and Dilpreet Jammu.

Board of Education members discussed BEDH Public Participation at Board Meetings. The proposed policy change will be further discussed and voted on at the next regular Board Meeting.



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Session 1 audio recording


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Candidate Interviews
Director District F
March 3, 2014

Leah Bleismer
Gary Colley
SuzAnne Cortright
Gerald Elwell
Shaylee Holland
Dilpreet Jammu
David Ray (March 11, 2014)
Richard Robbins
Mary Strain
Franceen Thompson
Raymond Varela


March 19, 2014 | By SCPaulsen | Category: Board of Education

District News

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DCSD is requesting parent input on the health and wellness of our students. Last year, DCSD received a large planning grant from Colorado Health Foundation in an effort to assess how the district supports students through the lens of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model (WSCC). The mission of this grant is to review the current state of DCSD's student health and wellness program, and then formulate a three to five-year plan based on stakeholders’ needs, the latest research, and best practices. As part of this process, we would like your input.

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glowing purple lights hover over trays of seedlings in a dark room

It may look like a plain, white shipping container was just parked on the backyard grounds of Mountain Vista High School. The contents of the container are anything but plain, though. Walking inside the container, different colors of ambient lighting glow, futuristic-looking equipment and tall towers are suspended from the ceiling, and the humidity level is set to 70 percent. The container has been recycled into a new kind of learning opportunity for students.